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on earth. we live on the frozen tundra and in the searing deserts. we live in thriving cities of millions and in isolated camps of a few dozen. some societies seem simple because they are small and their members are self-sufficient and use simple tools. others seem complex because they have large populations and people depend on each other for food and goods and use sophisticated technology. in between, there is a range that fills the spectrum. all of these differences are cultural, learned behavior, the result of a complex interaction between our inventiveness and our natural environments. as we search for new horizons, our inventiveness thrusts us across the boundaries of space, into new worlds. this new view of earth dispels an ancient myopia -- the artificial boundaries of our states and the politics that often divide us. here is a vision of one planet and one family of humankind. but the view from earth reminds us of a common human dilemma, the rise and fall of our many ways of life. here, among the ruins of ancient civilizations, archaeologists are retracing the steps in a long and
of mesoamerica, the ancient maya created magnificent city-states. here three million people once lived. in the earliest cradle of civilization, ancient mesopotamian farmers once made these deserts bloom. halfway around the world, in california, are clues to understanding the fall of mesopotamia, as farmers here struggle to overcome a threat to this fertile garden land. the ruins of ancient societies may hold keys to our own survival as, out of the past, archaeologists explore one of the greatest of mysteries -- the decline and fall of grand civilizations. mission control: ignition... and liftoff. liftoff... keach: for more than five millennia, humankind has seemed to dominate earth, both creating and destroying grand civilizations. each of these human experiments has changed our planet. this high vantage point brings us a new and sobering view. for the first time, we behold our world as finite, limited. on the darkened face of earth, the lights of cities record the expansion of our kind. just 50 years ago, two billion people lived on earth. today our global population has reached five
where their hearts are offered to gods who sanctioned conquest. every city and town in the empire pays tribute in exact amount and kind as specified by the aztecs, or risks horrible consequences. in the forests and jungles of other realms, maya kings rule great cities with the force of their own personalities. they build temples and huge stone billboards to prop up royal dynasties that have little actual power. they perform gruesome rituals that require the skins of other people. they go to war and capture players for their ball games -- games where the losers never play again. today, inside ancient pyramids, archaeologists face real danger to bring the story of these kings and their politics out of the past. before the arrival of europeans, two extraordinary civilizations flourished in mesoamerica. both the aztecs and the maya had cultures of startling sophistication, and political systems that were enormously complex. archaeologists are intrigued by ancient political systems. they want to know how these systems were organized and how they evolved. archaeologist arthur demarest. throu
collection of city-states. at palenque, tonina, bonampak and other cities, dynastic kings ruled absolutely, controlling trade and tribute. they presided over intricate hierarchies of nobles and officials at courts resplendent with works of art. maya culture, shrouded in a mystery as dense as the forests in which it took root, revealed itself fitfully over three centuries. when the ruins in the jungle were first discovered, there was no way of understanding how the civilization was organized. so it's really through the inscriptions that we've been able to identify kings, to find out their capitals, their seats of power. and through this, we recognize now that there were many kingdoms. there was no unified maya state. there wasn't even just a few states. there were many, many states. (narrator) the first inroads into understanding the maya were made by spanish missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries who followed in the imperial wake of hernan cortes. their "discoveries" included the ruins at copan. but interest in the st civilization began to accelerate in the 18th century when father an
. we're on the road in los alamos, new mexico, part of our 100-city tour. the u.s. military has deployed a secret task force to jordan to help respond to the ongoing violence in syria. "the new york times" reports a contingent of more than 150 planners and other specialists is tasked with helping jordanian forces handle incoming syrian refugees, prepare for syria's potential loss of control over its chemical weapons, and respond should the turmoil in syria spread more widely throughout the middle east. the mission also reportedly has discussed contingency plans to insulate jordan from the conflict, with talks of a u.s.- backed buffer zone along the syria-toward a murdeborder. the u.s. military presence in jordan comes just as the jordanian monarchy is facing its largest protests since the start of the arab spring. thousands of jordanians marched in the capital demanding economic opportunities and democratic reforms. turkey forced a syrian passenger airplane to land in and confiscated its cargo is tensions between the two countries continue to rise. the airplane was traveling fro
's population lives on the relatively small island of java. the capital city jakarta is the political and economic center of indonesia. the isla obali is about 60 miles to the east of jakar bali is just 90 miles long and 50 miles wide, but has a population of two and a half millio li is unique in the predominantly muslim nation of innesia. the main religion here is hindu. bali is indonesia's premier tourist destination, and that cates other confcts. man: we have two properties in bali. we have ou1,30employees. sheraton is focusing on delongocal ionesia to manage our chain of hotels. we have fi hotels w. we plan to have about ten. naator: domanager sardjano is not . your engsh in the class. nor is he a native balinese. he is at the cutting edge of a sategy to develop the indonesian economy through tourism. sardjano: i used to live ijakarta, the capital city of indonesia. i saw that bali was fast developing. its the east ofasarofndonesia.soame reour o to open up hotel here omcrh narrator as parofeveloplatcd in jakar ofasresorts like nusa duaour o have changed e balinese lands. sajano:
. on sunday, the new york city mayor michael bloomberg ordered the evacuation of tens of thousands in low-lying areas. >> in light of these conditions, i'm going to assign an executive order mandating evacuation of some areas. i am also ordering all of the city's public schools be closed on monday. first as to the evacuations. we are ordering this evacuation for the safety of approximately 375,000 people who live in these areas. if you live in these areas, you should leave them this afternoon. >> with just over a week before the election, but president obama and republican challenger mitt romney have scaled back campaigning as hurricane sandy approaches. the two campaigns have cancelled a combined 17 events and suspended fundraising emails in states that lie in the storm's path. on saturday, president obama rallied supporters in new hampshire, where he criticized romney's record as governor of the neighboring massachusetts. >> during governor romney's campaign down there, he promised the same thing he is promising now. he said he would fight for jobs and middle-class families. but once he
for him to be tried on british soil. violence is raging in cities across syria as rebel fighters clash with regime of syrian president bashar al-assad. attacks and homs has increased. ariel and ground attacks have been reported on aleppo, while a bombing at the police headquarters in damascus left one officer dead. tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across spain on sunday and a lettuce-to protest against governor -- government-oppose austerity. union leaders have warned of a potential general strike to the spanish government continue to cut public spending. thousands of people have rallied in guatemala over the killings of six indigenous protesters who were shot dead last week. the victims were taking part in a road blockade to oppose living costs and educational policies when government forces opened fire. another 24 -- 34 people were wounded. thousands of workers staged a one-day strike on friday at the foxconn factory in china known for poorly treating workers who help make apple products such as the iphone. the group china labor watch says up to 4000 foxconn
in the resort city. as part of a program that brings americans to israel, but was recently fired from his job. on the campaign trail, president obama slammed republican challenger mitt romney during appearances in the battleground states of colorado and wisconsin. some have criticized obama's appearance in the first potential debate wednesday night, he appeared lackluster compared to more aggressive romney. obama hit back against his opponent during a rally in denver, accusing romney of backtracking over tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [laughter] but it could not have been in romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. the fellow on stage last not said he did not know anything about that. >> mitt romney tried to capitalize on his high marks from the debate as he campaigned in the swing state of virginia. some critics noted obama fell to ask from the about his famous 47% comment that nearly half of americans
of new york city police questioning of young men of color and to the department's controversial stop and frisk program. the audio was recorded last june by a harlem teenager who says he was stopped frequently by police. on the recording, police officers can be heard telling the teenager he looks suspicious because he had his put up and was looking back at them. they also threatened him with physical violence and used rationalized language, calling him a mutt. >> do you want to go to jail? >> for what? >> shut your mouth. >> what am i getting arrested for? >> for being a mutt. >> [indiscernible] the surgeon is holding me like this insane, "i am going to break your arm -- and saying, "i'm going to break your arm and punch you in the face." >> new york city police, by their own account, and conduct more than 1800 stop and frisks every day. more than 20% of them are reportedly with force. people of color are disproportionately targeted. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. >> welcome to all our listeners a
in the iraqi cities of bosra and fallujah, both of which endured heavy u.s. bombing. iraqi children were found to have elevated levels of mercury and lead, key elements in the manufacture of bullets and bombs. overall, the study says u.s. bombings have left "a footprint of metal in the population" causing a public health crisis. next march will mark the iraq war's 10th anniversary. khalid sheikh mohammed and co- conspirators will appear in a military courtroom for pretrial hearing in their tribunals for plotting the 9/11 attacks. all five of the men were once on in secret cia prisons before being sent to guantanamo in 2006. ahead of today's hearing, the military prosecutor in the military attorney in the case sparred over the admissibility of the suspects' alleged torture while in u.s. custody. >> i have said that new statements to the military commissions act obtain as result of torture or cruel treatment or coercion is admissible. that's true. that refers to the prosecution's case against an accused. it cannot be admitted. that is not to imply that there can be no addressing by the military
in our 100- city tour in minneapolis. voters in maine, maryland, and washington will decide on november 6 whether to recognize same-sex marriage, potentially marking the first time such marriages are legalized by popular vote. meanwhile, here in minnesota, opponents of same-sex marriage hope minnesota will become the latest data passed -- to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and woman, effectively banning same-sex marriages. a yes vote on the minnesota ballot would prohibit laws to legalize gay marriage. the group minnesota for marriage is spearheading efforts to pass the amendment. >> marriage as the union of a man and woman has served society well for thousands of years. marriage is more than a commitment between to loving people. it was made by god for the creation in care of the next generation. marriage is an issue that should be decided by the people. voting yes secures traditional marriage in the constitution and insures@y the voters can determine the definition of marriage in the future. please, vote yes on the marriage protectant amendment
. on sunday, an estimated crowd of up to 50,000 gathered across the capital kuwait city in an attempt to march on government headquarters. at least 29 people were admitted to the hospital after police surrounded marchers and used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse them. deadly protests have broken out in panama over the sale of state-owned land within the duty-free area of cologne. on friday, and 9-year-old what was killed, several others wounded when police opened fire on demonstrators who burned tires and thrown projectiles. the shooting prompted further rallies over the weekend. a professor and protest organizer said the demonstrations would continue. >> we will continue this peaceful event. the front once the law to be repealed, not violence. >> the former south dakota senator and democratic presidential nominee george mcgovern has died at the age of 90. senator mcgovern is best known for running against richard nixon in the 1972 presidential election on a platform of withdrawing u.s. troops from vietnam. memorial services are scheduled to begin on thursday in sioux falls, south dakota
overnight. fierce clashes set up a massive fire over the weekend in the city's historic central market. speaking to the pentagon, defense secretary leon panetta said it appears the assad regime could be moving its weapons stockpiles around the country to sit card against attacks. >> there have been, firing occuh resulted in the fatal wounding of an isaf soldier and the death of a civilian colleague. reports, with regard to some of these fights, there has been some movement in order for the syrians to better secure chemicals. while there has been some limited movement, again, the major sites remain in place, remain secure. >> venezuela is less than one week away from a presidential election. over the weekend, tens of thousands of people turned out four separate rallies led by the rival candidates. tensions escalated on saturday when three supporters of caprille were gunned down. at a rally, hugo chavez condemned the attack and promised an investigation. >> we all have to regret very much the deaths of two people yesterday in a clash over two groups, one in a caravan, the other in the st
100-city tour. here in the golden state, a food fight has broken out -- that is, a fight over a ballot initiative that would require the labeling of genetically engineered food. on election day, californians will vote on proposition 37, which would require food made from genetically altered plant or animal material to be labeled by the summer of 2014. the department of public health would be responsible for labeling everything from baby formula and instant coffee to granola, canned soups, and soy milk. each item would be stamped with words such as "genetically engineered," or "partially produced with genetic engineering," or "may be partial produce which amendewith genetic engineering." if californians vote yes on proposition 37, the state will become the first in the country to require such a labeling system, possibly affecting industry labeling practices across the nation. numerous items are already sold in grocery stores containing genetically modified corn and soy, but companies are not required to inform consumers. advocates of prop 37 say consumers have a right to know what they'
of our 100- city silenced majority to wear. on this week when president obama and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author, and mit professor noam chomsky. in a recent speech, professor chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign -- from china to the arab spring, to global warming and the nuclear threat posed by israel versus iran. he spoke last month at the university of massachusetts in amherst, at any event sponsored by the center for popular economics. his talk was entitled, "who owns the world?" >> when i was thinking about these remarks, i had two topics in mind. i could not decide between them. pretty obvious ones. one topic is, what are the most important issues that we face? the second topic is, what issues are not being treated seriously or at all in the quadrennial frenzy now under way called in election? but i realize that there is no problem. it is not a hard choice. they are the same topic. there are reasons for it, which are ve
-city tour. first return to venezuela or president hugo chÁvez has won his fourth presidential election, defeating challenger henrique capriles in a race widely seen as chÁvez's strongest challenge since his first victory in 1998. chÁvez 154% of the vote, with henrique capriles gaining just under 45%. tens of thousands celebrated in the streets of the capital caracas after the results were announced. chÁvez held a replica of the sword of independence hero simon boulevard during the victory celebration. at a rally of the presidential chalice, chÁvez reached out to the political opposition and called for unity among venezuelans. >> to those to promote hate, to those to promote social poison, to those or always tried to deny all the good things that happen in venezuela, i invite him to dialogue, to debate, and to work together for venezuela. for the bulgarian people, for the bolivarian venezuelan. that is why i start by sending these greetings to them and extending these two hands and hearts to them, in the name of all of us because we are brothers. >> venezuelan he president hugo chÁ
continues to flare in the panamanian city of colon and its protests over the sale of state-owned land to private companies. on monday, police fired gunshots to disperse demonstrators who had blocked roads. the shootings followed days of protests that saw least three deaths last week, including a 9- year-old boy who died when police opened fire. the honduras supreme court has struck down a proposal for a number of so-called private cities with their own tax and justice systems. wealthy landowners have pushed the plan, drawn opposition from human rights groups. the honduran justices ruled the establishment of private jurisdictions outside of honduran law would violate the constitution. former president jimmy carter is accusing the israeli government of abandoning any effort to reach a peace deal with the palestinians. speaking during a visit to israel and the occupied west bank, president carter said israel, with u.s. backing, has never been less publicly committed to a two-state solution. >> i think for the first time in my memory of the mideast peace process, we have reached a crisis
. by 1550 bc, power had shifted to a n kingdom 500 miles south in the ancient city of thebes, now called luxor. to the west, in the hills beyond the nile's west bank, the royal tombs of the valley of the kings were cut into limestone cliffs. their interiors are richly decorated with hieroglyphs and paintings-- signs and symbols that detail the necessary steps to attain immortality. egypt's power and the grandeur that came with it were well-established by 2500 bc when the great pyramids at giza were built. the sphinx was a philosophy of government set in stone. it depicted the king as fearless, cunning and brave as the lion. and as crucial to egypt as the nile itself. the king was not just a political leader but a religious leader too. in the minds of the ancient egyptians, the pharaoh's power and authority as a king stretched far beyond the boundaries of his country-- and into the cosmos itself. after death, he would escape the earthly bounds of his tomb, board a solar boat and sail into immortality. this vision became material in objects and images founin the tombs and temples as a way
rupture city, honey, rupture city, you're going to be in trouble. so they tell you let your mouth open and let the air come out and it keeps coming out, out, out. where did all that air come, you've got compressed air down there. and you let your mouth-- let the air come out as you rise. so you don't all of a sudden blow up like this and really hurt yourself. you wanna see what an exam question would be on a balloon question like this, gang? here is an exam question in there. as this balloon starts to sink, will it sink all the way to the bottom? how many people say, "oh no, it'll get down "to a certain elevation like everything and kind of just stop, even rocks, man." you throw a rock overboard, it'll finally go down, the pressure will get so much it'll just kind of hang there. they all are scuba diver types, have you done that? they'll say, "watch out for those rocks, honey." rocks hanging in the air. when you throw a rock off, does it sink all the way to the bottom? and will that balloon sink all the way to the bottom? okay, now here is a question i got to ask you. as this balloon s
-- wipe out city. you guys know about the golden gate bridge in new york, i guess. how the golden gate bridge is-- get the same resonance. yeah, they really screwed up in this, man. talk about the disaster of the earthquakes. the golden gate--i mean, the george washington bridge, george washington. [laughter] you guys been known the george washington bridge has a resonant frequency that's equal to that of cat's trot? you guys know about that. cat, yeah. medium-sized cat. who's from new york city? they can back me up on this. you're gonna cross the-- walk across the george washington bridge. they got a little cat guard, little sign, "no cats." now, a lot of people think that's cute and that's a joke. but come on, you're physics type. we know what, right? you know i do. you know how a cat runs, by the way. you got a cat running. 20 minutes later. beautiful timing. how about a dog? but the cats, honey. guess what they found out that the natural of frequency of the george washington bridge is? so what would happen if you let a cat run across that bridge? you know, you guys, you notice when
secular beliefs bring you? we have beautiful farms, a simple life. you run off to cities, take jobs you hate, lock your parents in homes when they get old, don't have the sense of family we have, don't have the sense of beauty in a quiet, agricultural life." in fact, these believers are doing just fine, thank you. not only have they kept the modern world with all its problems at bay, nationally, they have grown from a meager band of 5,000 in 1900 to over 100,000 today. and their farms survive while many modern farms are failing. in fact, they survive very well, and simplicity and beauty and a sense of family and community. so the dilemma of the amish faith is a dilemma we find throughout our exploration of world views- the ideal of standing apart from secular society must be balanced by the very real need to be a part of the world. so though the door closes, it must again open on the modern world around it. >> you know, since we've done that video interview, you see it's not so much that they're freezing a culture, what's going on here is more along the line of it's a nonconformity but
killed and 70 wounded in the syrian city of aleppo. the attack took place in a city square. most of the victims were syrian military. in bahrain, clashes erupted on tuesday at the funeral of a protester jailed last year. the victim suffered sickle cell disease and demonstrators say that he died after being denied medical care. the unrest broke out after the police stopped a crowd of thousands of mourners to march to the center of the uprising. a u.s. border patrol agent has been shot dead and another wounded at the border with mexico. the agents were on patrol when they came under fire. a new government report has found an intelligence program that formed a major part of domestic counterterrorism efforts in the united states has been almost entirely of the recess. a bipartisan report examines the network of so-called fusion centers created after the 9/11 attacks to create intelligence sharing among local, state, and federal authorities. investigators have accused the centers as being bastions of waste, having virtually informad possibly infringing of people's civil liberties. as
!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are on our 100-city tour, broadcasting from albuquerque, new mexico. vice-president joe biden and republicangress member and vice presidential nominee paul ryan squared off in the first and only vice presidential debate thursday night with a series of lively exchanges over domestic and foreign policy. joe biden was seen as playing a more aggressive role in a debate that saw sharp critiques on both sides. topics ranged from medicare and abortion to iran. the deadly attacks on the u.s. embassy in libya featured prominently in the debate with ryan criticizing the administration over what he said was a lack of embassy security. >> imposing these devastating defense cuts for it what that does when we equivocate we sho'e cutting our own defense, it makes us more weak. when we look weak, our adversaries are much more willing to test us, more brazen in their attacks and allies are less -- >> with all due respect, that is a bunch of malarkey. >> why is that so? what's not a single thing is correct. be specific. security in his budget by
in palo alto, california, part of our 100-city tour. we are broadcasting here from stanford university with the november election less than two weeks away, we begin today's show with a look at a ballot initiative that will let voters decide whether to abolish the death penalty here in california, home to nearly a quarter of the nation's death row population. it's called proposition 34, or the save california initiative, which stands for savings, accountability and full enforcement. under it, prisoners already on death row would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. as california faces a budget crisis, independent analysts estimate that getting rid of the death penalty could save $130 million annually. supporters of the measure note that some of the money would be used to resolve outstanding rape and murder cases. others emphasize the moral dilemma posed by the death penalty -- like in this tv ad narrated by actor martin sheen. >> freedom. it is such an essential part of our lives, it is hard to imagine it being taken away without just cause. but it can be, a
can do anything to it and it doesn't matter. cities have pumped vast quantities of untreated sewage into the ocean. new york city has dumped garbage in the ocean. ships have thrown their wastes overboard or discharged their sewage directly overboard without treatment. the beaches of imperial beach, california, a seaside community south of san diego, are closed during much of the year because high levels of pollution pose a danger to swimmers and surfers. two miles to the south is the city of tijuana, mexico. almost half of the homes and businesses in this rapidly growing urban area are not connected to a sewer system. ababout half a mile short of that two miles is the mouth of the tijuana river, where a million acre watershed pours water and unconnected sewage from homes that are unsewered in mexico down into the watershed, and that's out the mouth of the river where the sewage flows north or south, depending on ocean currents. the rapid growth of industry along the border has also created severe pollution problems. most mexican factories do not treat their wastes before dumping the
unit was established in atlanta, being that it was the largest city in the southeast, to make sure that those mosquito populations were kept under control around the military bases, so that malaria wouldn't come back in this part of the country. and the way you control it, and the way we did in this country, was you got to get rid of the mosquito vector. that takes a sophisticated... well, it takes an organized community effort. the chinese did that in southern china. many places around the world have had malaria problems-- brazil-- that they've brought under control. not so in africa. eradication efforts are erratic. yellow fever is another mosquito-transmitted virus that the french encountered when they occupied west africa. so the way the french dealt with this was to conduct an ongoing every-four-year campaign to vaccinate every person in every country they occupied. they had groups of doctors and nurses--that's all they did. they just went from village to village on this four year cycle. that way, the most that could happen is you'd have a group of susceptible children, but it
and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are on the road it on a 100- city tour. on the eve of the first presidential debate, president obama and romney are being heard to address -- urged to address the problem of gun violence. wednesday's debate takes place 10 miles away from the columbine shooting and 15 miles away from the movie theater where 15 people were killed in july. a new bipartisan ad created by survivors of recent massacres is set to air nationally. the aid is called "demand a plan" and features a man who survived the shooting. >> i was shot in the face and neck, but i was lucky. in the next four years, 40,000 americans will not be so lucky, because they will be murdered with guns. enough to fill 200 theaters. when you watch the presidential debates, ask yourself, who has a plan to stun gun violence? let's demand a plan. >> early this morning, i came back from blacksburg, va., from virginia tech, and spoke with a survivor from another massacre. his name is colin goddard. he was shot four times during the 2007 virginia tech massacre that left 32 people dead. he now works for
goodman. sacramento, road in california, as we continue our 100-city silenced majority to wear. today, "democracy now!" special. we look at the life and legacy of the presidential candidate, the anti-war leader senator george mcgovern. a family spokesperson says the 90-year-old mcgovern is no longer responsive and is "at the end stages of life." he has been in hospice care since monday, suffering from a combination of age related medical conditions that have worsened in recent months. senator mcgovern is best known for running against richard nixon in the 1972 presidential election on a platform of withdrawing u.s. troops from vietnam, reducing defense spending, and providing amnesty to those who evaded the draft. as a decorated world war ii pilot, mcgovern did not fit the stereotype of anti-war leaders in the 1960's and 1970's. although he ultimately lost his election bid by a landslide, he shattered the consensus in capitol hill around the vietnam war as a first senator to speak out against the war. senator mcgovern is also known for transforming how the democratic party chooses its
pan. oh, you burn yourself. tattoo city, honey. you have burned yourself. take that same frying pan, this time, pour a little water in it. now, put the wat-filled frying pan on the stove, tu around, the telephone ring. [makes noise] "what's it--no, no, "i don't want any aluminum siding on my house. thank you anyway." boom. you come back later, a few minutes later, put your hand on the water, huh, - it's okay? - it's okay. it's okay? if you can do that, you can do that, it's okay. now, i got a question for you, which do you suppose has more internal energy? which has absorbed more heat, the frying pan empty or the frying pan with the water in it? think. i'm not asking which has got the higher temperature. i'm asking a different question. i'm saying, which has absorbed the most heat? and your neighbor says... -- what's the answer, gang? the water. the water has absorbed more heat. but you know what? it's not as hot. the tempature is not so high. so some substances will absorb an awful lot of heat for only a small change in temperature. iron, put a little heat energy in it, whoop, the
, the bar on this one as ain't before, you know, the whole city is a barricade, you know? something that happens slowly, slowly, slowly, you get used to and you accept. it's like the nuclear missiles, right? first a few, right? then a few more, then a few more gradually they-- living in a whole world ready to blow up and well, you kinda get used to it. [laughter] small enough doses. something happens in san francisco at fisherman's wharf all the time that kinda bothers me. it's like auschwitz there. auschwitz. you get down there you wanna get your crabs, you wanna get your lobsters or you go to fisherman's wharf and you wanna order a nice lobster dinner. now how do you-- what do you think that-- with that lobster you're eating, what do you suppose-- the fate of that lobster is before you eat it? they come out and say, "hey, do you want this one here?" and this old charlie go like this, you know, "hey, hey, not me, not me." [laughter] and take you on your charlie's. what do they do to that lobster? boiled. they boil that lobster. now, is there any concern for the lobster's well being
anderson, the former mayor of salt lake city, and in rocky mount, virginia constitution party, a presidential nominee virgil goode. we will be going to them and mitt romney and president obama in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. as we continue our expanding the debate series, as president obama and mitt romney debate at fstra university on long island, we are going to include the voices of three presidential candidates shut out of last night's debate. dr. jill stein of the green party, rocky anderson of the justice party, and virgil goode of the constitution party. we begin at hofstra university with the debate moderator candy crowley of cnn. >> governor romney, you won the coin toss of the first question will go to you. i want to turn to a first-time voter, jeremy epstein, who has a question for you. >> mr. president, governor romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all i hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when i graduate, i will have little chance to get employment. what ca
they're all the same? how many say i'd wear these ones here. squint city, honey. what's gonna come through those glasses? polaroids light. you got to drive like this, okay. [laughter] --a cup of coffee, please. okay. occupational you-- no, this is what you get. see. the--yeah. the polaroid glasses that you buy are-- usually like this because most of the glare comes from horizontal surfaces. what if you're a painter all the time? you paint in vertical surfaces then you probably wear glasses like these. i don't where do you get them. okay? but usually the glariest polaroid is horizontal so we cut the horizontal off like that. you're gonna like that, honey, that light came in--it's okay. but--and now what you see is without glare, hmm? do you know what this pair are for? 3ds. 3d movies, used to be popular. used to be 3d movies where you have two projectors are going one at one time and you've gotta see each scene independently so the polaroids-- one in this way. you got your glasses that way, the other projectors polarizing this way, you got glasses that way. boom. each eye sees an in
up cities like that if you had someone keep doing that, right? yeah. we have a better way. i'll show you next week, okay? let's look at this device here. it turns out how much charge can be stored on those little-- there has to do with the radius of curvature of the ball on the top, yeah. the radius of curvature. what would happen if we have a large radius of curvature? store a lot of charge or a little? -- right here, gang, we're gonna be seeing this, yeah. but how about if you have a small radius of curvature like this point? it's a very, very sharp point. very small radius of curvature. will that store a lot of charge or a little? answer begins with a l? little. a little. in fact so little, it won't-- watch this. when i touched the point this time, and i come over like this, i guarantee you, you will not hear any lightning. crank this thing all night long and--no way. you know why no way? because that point is so sharp that charge capacity there is so small that any charge that gets on there leaks off as fast as it gets on. so the charge leaks off and here you see there was a prev
that pond. the pond is getting deeper and deeper and the city workmen come out and they stuck some boards, like shelving boards, just pine lumber, one-inch pine lumber. it turns out right on those slots. and that's what they were. they were slots to hold some boards for when the dam got extra deep. and son of a gun, if that dam didn't fill up just up like that-- [makes sound] --and these boards are holding back tons and tons of water. we kids look at that and we say, "gee, if the board does that, what was the concrete for?" let me ask you a question. could it have made it with all that board? no. what would happen to the dam, honey? begin with s-p, end with loosh. [laughter] sploosh. okay? so it turn-- how about if a great, big ship comes by here? [makes sound] that board still gonna hold that water back? if there's no-- answer ends with a p. yup. yup. now, if the water is moving-- [makes sound] --a lot of momentum of the water is gonna crash into the boat, that's different. but if the water is still, gets deeper and deeper, that water pressure against here depends only on the density of
of thousands into the streets of santiago and other major cities to demand greater access to affordable university education as well as deeper structural changes in chile. the country has the highest per capita income in the region, but also one of the most unequal distributions of wealth. >> joining us are noam titelman, the current president of the catholic university student federation. he is one of the main leaders of the chilean student protests and a student in commercial engineering and spanish literature at the catholic university of chile in santiago. we're also joined by camila vallejo, vice-president of the university of chile student federation from late 2010 through 2011, she is president of the organization and has been a main spokesperson for the national student federation, the confederation of chilean students. camila vallejo is also a member of the central committee of the chilean communist youth and a geography student at the university of chile in santiago. her interpreter is marcial godoy. we welcome you all to "democracy now!" noam titelman, talk about the signific
, yeah? watch this, gang. fire city. thathing is burning up. look at that all right. okay. why with the wood but not with the metal? neighbor time, neighbor time. okay. what would be the answer, gang? heat transfer is-- most of the energy here went to what, the paper or the metal? metal. the metal. how much was lt in the paper? none. and before i can get the paper up to 451, i've got to make that very, very good conductor back there at 451, too. and that takes a lot and lot of energy to do. and so you didn't see the paper ignite. never got to 451. this is considerably more than 451 degrees, considerably more. when i wrapped it around the wood, look the wood is all scarred now. look at that. you saw the paper light up. why? because i didn't have to heat up all the wood to 451, just the surface. see? just the surface. and it--right up easily. but around--on a piece of metal, all the heat is conducted all throh here. let's try something similar. this time, i've got-- oh, i'll take a paper cup rst. paper cup, some wate okay, my flame aga. there we go. water in the cup. then, you kn
the cooling. and, honey, if you wanna get wasted, talk about limp city, you will really get wasted if you stay in the hot tub too long. and you think sometime, people thinking, oh, you come out, "hey, hey, man, hey." no, it's not that way. you come out-- [makes sound] [laughter] you're all wasted. you're all drained out. if you--i wonder, too, about these deodorants, you know? you put these deodorants on that make it so you don't perspire? can those be good for you? that mean you're gonna overheat. if you prevent natures function, sweating, you're gonna overheat. and if you overheat, your heart overworks, and, honey, you get wasted, not energized. just the other way around. kinda makes sense, huh? hey, if evaporation is a cooling process, how about boiling? "oh, no, boiling wouldn't be a cooling process. boiling is a heating process." oh, no, no, no, boiling is a cooling process. don't believe it? you come home sometime, your hands are all hot and sticky, you wanna cool them off. your mom's over there cooking a great big pot of boiling water ready to put some spaghetti in. you read in the book
. rocky anderson is the former mayor of salt lake city. we also invited gary johnson, the decline to join us. today we bring you highlights from our expanding the debate special. we begin with the debate moderator jim lehrer. >> let's start with the economy, segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you go about creating new jobs. you have two minutes each of you to start print a coin toss determines, mr. president, you go first. >> four years ago, we went through the worst financial crisis in the great depression. millions of jobs were lost. the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. the financial system had frozen up. and because of the resilience and the determination of the american people, we've begun to fight our way back over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we've still got a lot of work to do. and so the question here tonight is where we've been, but where we're going. governor ro
, not only on the site, on the ancient city, but also in the outlying lowland areas. obregon: dr. alez has ao been studying the central pyramid gonzalez: this pyramid is, for this time period--around 400 b.c.-- probably the largest pyramid he oec world at that time. the olmecs seem to haveacked earth and then held it in place by rows of limestone. obregon: electronic sounding devices have detected a dense, rectangular object, possibly a tb, close to the summit. futu excavions may reveal that this manmade mountain was a ri mou fo oec rer. the extraordinary achievements at la venta and san lorenz were long thought toe uniqueo the coastal lowlands. but ongoing excavations far from the coast indicate otherwise. in the shadow of the volcano popocatepetl in the mexican highlands es chalcatzingo, an ancient regional center at its height om arnd 700 to 0 b.c. new speaker: chalcatzin is a unique site in the central mexican highlands. it's the only te in the highlands with bas-relief carvings in the olm style the ancient village of chalcatzingo, set on a terraced hillside-- these were large terraces, p
to today's city of kumamoto on the southern island of kyushu. it was here as lord the hosokawa domain that he established his own school of tea to maintain the tradition of the ceremony as it had been reshaped by his master, rikyu. this is the tea garden in kumamoto, which sansai designed for his own use. tea was brought to japan originally from tang dynasty china by . over time, the preparation and serving of the tea evold into a zen discipline for fosing awareness. in the 14th century, zen monks introduced tea to the imperial court and the warrior class. the zen resonance remained strong, but in the hands of the daimyo warrior, the tea ceremony became more an aesthetic experienc at the stone water basin in front of the tea house, symbolically, with every motion prescribed, the invited guest washes ay the dust of the material world, and enters the puried domain of the tea ceremony. in sansai's day, the guest might well have been adaimyo from a neighboring domain. the host was at pains to prepare for his guest a pleasurable experience. the guest's role was to be fully aware of the bea
of california. >> welcome back. beyond the bustle of the big city is an undiscovered paradise called california country. >> here in san diego county, flowers are all around us to enjoy, to smell, and now even to eat. anyone who has received a bouquet of flowers will tell you the magnificent qualities about them aren't just limited to their awe-inspiring beauty or to their sweet floral scent. they can offer so much more. just ask john clemons, a flower farmer for more than 20 years now. you can step onto his farm in the town of jamul and think it looks similar to the other dozens of flower farms in s@n diego county. but look a little closer, and you'll discover a sweet surprise. >> in the mid-nineties, i was lookin' through a book, came across a recipe for crystallized violets, and i thought, hmm. egg whites, dip the flower in. throw it in sugar. roll it around. put it down. it dries, and you have something crunchy that's nonperishable. it's completely dried, and it's sugarcoated. i thought, "oh, my god. cold food side. they could use 'em on desserts. i've gotta figure out how to do this." >> im
the bustle of the big city is an undiscovered paradise called california country. >> we're in san francisco. beauty has gone organic. and it's so farm fresh, people like me just can't wait to start feeding their skin. at sephora in the bay area, the hunt is on for the perfect potion to turn back the hands of time. and thanks to a new product, customers are getting exactly what they asked for. and one thing is for sure--the old adage that you are what you eat takes on an entirely different meaning now. juice beauty is the name of a new product line started by women in the bay area who began to look at skin care from a different perspective. >> [indistinct] organic green apples a little bit? >> ok. um, yeah. yeah, actually. >> yeah. >> some apple. >> it's just really a lot of organic fruits. >> smells like applesauce. >> uh, yeah, but in a good way. i never really thought about what i was putting all over my body. and so, when i became pregnant at a little bit later age--'cause i had developed several businesses--i started really reading ingredients, and i thought, oh, my gosh. i know i can d
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